It's time for interesting matches in the regular season of the KHL. Lokomotiv and Jokerit will play in the Western Conference. The meeting will take place on September 20 at 19: 30 Moscow time at the Arena-2000 Locomotive. Our portal has prepared its forecast for this confrontation for you.
Lokomotiv played quite powerfully last season, but they still didn't have enough strength in the playoffs, Yaroslavl players were eliminated in the second round. After that, a personnel purge was carried out, which went rather to the plus of the team. Not the best start was given by the "railwaymen", having suffered many defeats, including on the road from Jokerit. In the last meeting, the players of Lokomotiv showed their character and were able to defeat Torpedo at home with a score of 4: 3.
The management of "Jokerit", despite the failure last season, decided to leave the head coach and signed several very interesting performers for him, including from the NHL. After a nondescript start, the Finns were able to give out a series of victories in the last meetings, which allowed them to rise to the leading group of the western conference. In its last game, Jokerit was stronger than Barys in the shootout series, ending the home series on a positive note.
Statistics and figures
- The last match between these teams ended with the victory of Jokerit with a score of 2: 0.
- Jokerit has an excellent series of six consecutive victories.
- Only twice has Lokomotiv won in their last five meetings.
It is difficult to single out a favorite in this game. Lokomotiv has more serious performers in the squad and a long bench, but the Finns also have something to offer the opponent in return. These teams always conduct persistent and not too productive matches, so I suggest choosing a smaller total here.